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Barbara Dicker Oration 2019

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Date: Thursday 5 September
Venue: ATC 101 Lecture Theatre, Advanced Technologies Centre, Swinburne University of Technology, 401-451 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn 3122 Hawthorn Campus

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The experiences that we see, hear, and feel as a child affect us. But just how much? And in what ways is our brain changed by these childhood traumas?

Canadian psychiatrist Dr Gustavo Turecki has devoted his life’s work to understanding how childhood harm can impair brain development and leave adults more vulnerable to psychiatric disorders.

Join us for Swinburne’s annual Barbara Dicker Oration as we tackle the impact of childhood trauma with Dr Gustavo Turecki (McGill University, Canada) as he delivers The toll of childhood trauma: how pain shapes the brain.

Dr Turecki is a Professor of Psychiatry; Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University; Scientific Director of the Douglas Institute; and Director of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies. His work and contributions to the field have been recognised through numerous awards and he has authored over 450 publications in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Neuroscience, Nature Medicine, and The Lancet.

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